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How else can the Canadian government know how much money Canadians have?

My distrust of government is swelling, in light of the SNC-Lavelin scandal. Fortunately, the Statistics Canada paused its plan to obtain banking records. I know that travellers must declare money ...
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Optimal allocation to different employer plans to reduce tax bill in current year

I am a canadian citizen that work for a canadian employer and this is how my allocation to the various employer provided plans look. I read that I am required to pay taxes on the EPSP. Can someone ...
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Residential requirement for Canadian living abroad to collect pensions?

I have been told by numerous individuals that one is required to return to Canada for a certain period of time, whilst living abroad, in order to continue to collect my Senior benefits from the ...
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Can you claim past unclaimed expenses from previous years on a rental property?

My question is the following: Let's say I have some repair renovations that were performed in 2016 that I never claimed in the 2017 tax year (because I had enough expenses to fully balance out the ...
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Insider trading in another company?

Suppose that, as an insider in Company A, I become aware of an upcoming business move by Company A that will have a huge negative impact on its share price, and a similar huge positive impact on the ...
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How does holding onto an active but un-used credit card affect your ability to get a loan?

I was debating with my friend about my old credit card. His view is that holding onto an unused credit card is bad for my credit b/c it will count as potential money I can borrow in an instant and ...
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Mathematics behind deciding to do a lump sum mortgage payment vs. RRSP contribution?

If I have 10,000 extra dollars, how could I decide between doing either: A lump sum mortgage prepayment (2.1% variable closed interest rate, 250k remaining balance), or, An RRSP contribution (...
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Is there a general requirement to track and report Capital loss in Canada?

A website of a certain bank states in its FAQ for buying/selling precious metals (https://preciousmetals.td.com/shop/en/tdmetals/metal-support): "Q: Are there tax implications if I sell my precious ...
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Are there any possible complications when calculating capital gain while trading gold ETR, compared to regular ETFs?

In particular, is MNT.TO ETR treated any different from ETFs when calculating ACB? I assume that it pays no dividends, and thus buy/sell would be the only taxable events, or am I missing anything? I ...
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Do I need to live in Canada to have a bank account in Canada?

I live in the US. I am considering opening a bank account in Canada. Do I need to live in Canada to have a bank account in Canada? If so, am I required to file tax in Canada?
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Why do banks require small businesses to open a business bank account instead of a cheaper personal one?

I understand the need to separate personal finances and the business finances, be it sole-proprietorship or incorporation. I also understand that in the former it's optional, but in the latter it is ...
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Buying Euros in a Canadian Trading Account

The Euro is trending low, and I have long term plans which might involve living there. I have a German girokonto (which costs me an outrageous Eur5/mo to hold), but no European trading account. ...
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Paying for Spouse's Education with Savings vs Line of Credit vs RRSP (LLP)

My partner is currently going to school with no income, and I have been working for a number of years with a reasonable income (enough for savings, RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) , trips ...
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Federal and State Taxes on International Property as a Prize

https://www.writealetterwinahome.ca/ Recently, there has been a contest issued by Alla Wagner of Millarville, Alberta, Canada, where in lieu of selling her home (a difficult prospect at the present ...
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How does the 401k work if i move from US to canada working for same company?

I have been working in USA from past 15 years and now planning to move to Canada for the same company. So is there a 401k equivalent in Canada where i can continue contributing ? Or i can still ...
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Canada cheque cashing fiasco

Landlord had me mail checks to his business in business name. They were cashed. He now tells me he gave me wrong address and I need to give him the money. I already had the money taken from.account. ...
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Canada: Borrow to Invest in RRSP?

I've a credit line that charges a 2% fee to borrow money and no interest charges for 8 months. I've used this facility before for high value purchases and have not occurred any hidden fees / payments ...
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What is the point of buying real estate when a GIC yields more?

Despite the fact that interest rates have risen over the past year and the housing market flatlining in Toronto and other Canadian cities, for whatever reason, people are still selling houses at ...
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Canadian Questrade margin account question

I have a Questrade margin account. I had more than enough cash and in error bought US stocks. I wasn't paying attention to my figures just whether I made money. Once I saw the interest payments being ...
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Is the principal on student loans tax deductible in Canada?

A friend was suggesting to me that it would be wiser for me not to spend money that I am currently earning, since as a student, I am in a very low tax bracket / below the lowest tax bracket. Their ...
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Someone stated that my uncle died in Canada and there is money for me [duplicate]

Someone contacted me and said that someone with a similar last name died and left me a large amount of money. He gave me information and forms from a bank, and other pertinent information. I then ...
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Canadian citizen, working for a US-based company in Toronto. How will exercising my stock options work in terms of the IRS and the CRA?

I work for a US-based company, but in their Toronto, Canada offices. On a monthly basis, I receive some amount of stock options in the Private corporation, which is based in the USA. I can exercise ...
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How Should I Start a Savings?

I'm 22 and looking to start saving, and having my money work for me. I've got a few options I'm aware of right now: a) Going in with my bank's Mutual Fund plans, b) going safe and using a TFSA-GIC ...
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Canadian scholarships of a spouse

This a hugely helpful site, and I did my best to research my question before asking it, but my situation seems to be a bit too specific. My wife is a full-time PhD student at a Canadian university ...
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Filing taxes in Canada but only worked in the United States

My boyfriends has native status and lives in Canada, however works in the United States. He's up to date on all US taxes but he's never done Canadian taxes. If he were to do his Canadian taxes, would ...
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How to pay rent using a credit card?

I am currently paying rent using personal cheques. Is there a way to route the payments through my credit card so that I get the travel points associated with the credit card? I will pay off the ...
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How to apply 1% rate reduction using GST/QST Quick method?

I use Quick method for calcualting GST/QST remittances: The Quick Method is a simplified accounting method designed to help registrants calculate the GST and QST they must remit to Revenu ...
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Minimize taxes when transferring investments from one account to another

Located in Ontario, Canada I have three investment accounts with managed by a TD-bank financial planning account: TFSA (currently maxed out) RRSP Non-Registered All three accounts have their funds ...
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Stop filing federal annual return (Canada)

I incorporated my company several years ago and since then I've been filing both my provincial and federal annual returns (pay $20 and confirm info). According to many sources, having the federal ...
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If I carry a lot of debt and few assets, how should I make out a will?

How should I word my will if my debts outweigh my assets? I don't want to leave any family members stuck with a huge bill when I finally pass away, so what should my will say? Clarification: This is ...
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What is the best option for repaying student loan?

This is an embarrassing thing for me. Growing up my family believed money is a bad thing that shouldn’t be talked about. I have found this philosophy hasn’t served me well and abandoning it. I ...
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quick method of accounting in QuickBooks online

I use QuickBooks online for accounting. For collecting sales taxes I choose Quick method. But I don't know how I can use it in QuickBooks online. I found the following question on Quickbooks forum: ...
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Credit Utilization and Score. Early re-payment

I feel like this may result in the same unanswered question but I'm gonna ask it anyway just in case we can get a definitive answer. Does paying off your credit card (before a statement is generated) ...
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Can employee share ownership plan (ESOP) contributions to an RRSP account qualify as HBP repayment?

Can employee share ownership plan (ESOP) contributions to an RRSP account be designated as repayment towards a previous withdrawal made under the Home Buyers' Plan?
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Are management teams in Canada required to report their ownership in a public company?

Are management teams of companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges required to report their shares in the company? Are they also required to report if they purchase shares on the market?
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Is there a US banking product with free or very cheap ATM access in Canada? [closed]

My family member plans to live in Canada but his income still comes from his investment in the U.S. Is there a bank product that let him withdraw money with cheap or free ATM fee in Canada, or/and let ...
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If I have given my bank details to someone by email what should I do now? [duplicate]

I have given someone my bank account details including my home address and phone number by email, supposedly so that money can be transferred into my account. I am now quite sure this is a scam. ...
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Is the amount of a pull (from the receiving institution) limited?

User 'DanLynch' defines 'push' and 'pull': If you do a "push", the money will be removed from the sending account immediately, and will usually arrive in the receiving account in 1 to 3 business ...
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Why does DICO insure until $250K, but CDIC until $100K?

This question doesn't duplicate this other that doesn't compare CDIC with DICO. As of Dec 6 2018: DICO [Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario] insures deposits up to $250,000. We CDIC ...
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Can I live outside Canada and get paid into my Canadian bank account for freelance work?

I live outside Canada and have declared non-resident status to the CRA. I haven't declared income or paid taxes for the last 4 years, or even stepped foot in Canada for the same duration. I do have an ...
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How long does it take for a Tangerine no-fee money-transfer email to be delivered?

I live in Canada. I use Tangerine (formerly ING Direct). Tangerine is the "direct banking" division of Scotiabank; it has no monthly fees but also no tellers. They let me send "Interac email money ...
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Looking to calculate expected profit from sale of house

I'm trying to calculate the money I will see as profit from the sale of my house. I'm tallying the various expenses associated with selling and would like input on any costs I'm missing. I'm in ...
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Health Care Benefits Gift?

A friend of mine has opened a company that allows a person to use their health care benefits for things like Orthotics and Compression Stockings but they also give you a free "gift" (something like a ...
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How can portion of cellphone bill be estimated for work?

First off I'm very new to this so some of my questions may be silly. I worked for several companies that issued me a T4A which means I need to fill out a T2125 with business expenses. To my ...
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Are gifts taxable income in Canada if not from family?

If I receive a large sum of money (going towards helping fund athletics) from a person who is not family, does this count as personal income? I know there have been cases where people have been ...
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What is covered by CDIC savings deposit insurance?

In the unlikely event that a financial institution fails in Canada, what is covered by the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation? What is the limit of coverage?
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Why is investment income generated in a corporation taxed at a higher rate than when it is generated for an individual?

I often have a hard time understanding my accountant so I ask others to interpret what he said. I welcome insight from experience gained in any country with similar tax laws (doesn't have to exactly ...
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How stable is my retirement plan?

I am in Ontario, Canada as stated in previous posts. I am 23 and have $20 000 in investments after working at my first job for 10 months. My job pays me $42 000/year before taxes ($33 000/year after ...
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Canadian citizen step parent signing over US owned property to us citizen adult children

My mother who is a US Citizen recently passed, and my step father who is a Canadian citizen with permanent US resident who is living in Canada now with no plans of returning to the US. He doesn't want ...
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Transfer $0.5M from US to Canada [duplicate]

I have accounts in both U.S. (several banks) and Canada (BMO). I have $500,000 in my U.S. account. If I am now leaving U.S. permanently and moving to Canada, what is the best way to transfer all of ...

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